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Mid-Atlantic

December, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Cast Your Vote for a 2008 Garden Hero
RareFind Nursery is sponsoring the first annual Garden Hero Awards to acknowledge Excellence In Community Service Gardening. Nominees are in -- 22 groups of volunteer gardeners who are improving public spaces, educating about gardening or providing horticultural therapy programs. Projects range from Buffalo, NY, 10 in New Jersey; Kaufman, Texas; Marlington, West Virginia; and Columbus, Ohio. Vote for your favorite at http://www.rarefindnursery.com/index.cfm/action/gardenhero.htm. Garden Hero winners will receive plants from RareFind: Platinum, $1000; gold, $500; silver, $250; and bronze, $100.

Books

Perennial Garden Care
Tracy DiSabato-Aust's The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques is my bible for tending perennials. It's one of two mainstays in my Garden Bag. Practically speaking, this heavily used 4th edition is surprisingly intact -- pages and cover -- after 10 years. DiSabato-Aust gives the gardener benefit of decades of her professional gardening experience -- by perennial as well as monthly planting and maintenance. Clear, concise writing and helpful photos provide the details. So we gardeners can read and reread yet return quickly to the garden. Published by Timber Press; expanded edition available.

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